Mayo study: 10 Google search terms predict COVID-19 hotspots

Mayo Clinic researchers examined Google Trends search terms amid the pandemic and discovered the keywords associated with COVID-19 associated with break outs across the U.S.
” Our research study demonstrates that there is details present in Google Trends that precedes outbreaks, and with predictive analysis, this information can be utilized for better assigning resources with regard to screening, personal protective equipment, medication and more,” Mohamad Bydon, MD, a Mayo neurosurgeon and primary private investigator at Mayos Neuro-Informatics Laboratory, stated in a health system news release.
Scientists at the Rochester, Minn.-based health system found Google browse terms related to COVID-19 were correlated with outbreaks up to 16 days prior to the first cases were reported in some states. The research study took a look at the following 10 keywords:
· COVID signs · Coronavirus symptoms · Sore throat+ shortness of breath+ fatigue+ cough · Coronavirus screening center · Loss of smell · Lysol · Antibody · Face mask · Coronavirus vaccine · COVID stimulus check
Mayo now has a COVID-19 tracking tool reporting the most recent data on COVID-19 by county, and including the Google Trends information has actually enhanced the health systems ability to anticipate case surges and decreases.
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